Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Looking for volunteers

At the Chamber of Commerce education committee this morning, Marian Haynie, who directs the career transitions program at Gadsden State, said their employability skills program is expanding to Piedmont High School this year.

It's the fifth high school in the county to receive the program, which brings business leaders into schools to teach them about searching for job openings, writing cover letters and resumes and interviewing. It started at Wellborn and had since expanded to Anniston, Ohatchee and Jacksonville. June Bentley, a Wellborn teacher whose class attended the program, lavished praise for it today.

"I tried to find students to come with me, but they were all either in school or employed," she said.

With more students to reach, Haynie needs more volunteers to go into classes. Anyone interested can call her at 549-8168.

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